FREEMAN, Reginald Thomas Arthur

Plane was a Wellington FU-X which took off from Tahir to search for a missing Beaufighter of the 153 Sqn. The aircraft crashed on the west side of a hill on Cape Bougaroun and was completely burnt out and the crew of six were killed. Flt Sgt Freeman was the Rear Gunner.

Last Name
FREEMAN
Given Names
Reginald Thomas Arthur
Service Number
415777
Date of Birth
11/02/1921
Birth Location
Subiaco W.A
Enlistment Date
01/02/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
05/04/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 24
Intake Date
28/03/1942
Finish Date
21/09/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
27/11/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
458 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Algeria
Date of Death
27/11/1943
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Bone War Cemetery Annaba Algeria
Notes

Plane was a Wellington FU-X which took off from Tahir to search for a missing Beaufighter of the 153 Sqn. The aircraft crashed on the west side of a hill on Cape Bougaroun and was completely burnt out and the crew of six were killed. Flt Sgt Freeman was the Rear Gunner.

Posting on Death
458 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - FREEMAN Reginald Thomas Arthur - Service Number 415777 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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